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In the Next Room or the vibrator play  

In the Next Room
or the vibrator play

March 7 – April 22, 2012
Stiemke Studio

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Resident Acting
Company Member Laura Gordon
Co-Production with
Actors Theatre of Louisville

Pulitzer Prize Nominee

“Sometimes all it takes to get electricity going onstage is a little actual electricity!” – The New York Times


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Hailed as “one of the most gifted and adventurous American playwrights” by The New York Times, Sarah Ruhl has created a smart, classy and touching comedy about marriage, intimacy and how electricity came along to fuse them. In a prim Victorian home, a gentleman doctor innocently invents a most extraordinary device for treating “hysteria.” As his wife listens in the next room, long dormant thoughts and feelings begin to stir deep within her. This beguiling play about love, longing, science and invention was a 2010 Tony Award® Nominee for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Approximate Running Time: 2hrs and 30 minutes.

"Powerful... simply electric” – ThirdCoast Digest


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